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THE HOUSE | Funds for aboriginal education, housing could be protected –

by NationTalk on January 23, 2012565 Views

Funds for aboriginal education, housing could be protected

Parliamentary secretary echoes pre-budget message from community stakeholders

CBC News Posted: Jan 21, 2012

The federal government must protect “key areas” of funding for aboriginal communities such as education and housing, one of the government’s top MPs on the portfolio says following pre-budget consultation meetings with community stakeholders.

In an interview airing Saturday on CBC’s Radio The House, Greg Rickford, parliamentary secretary the minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, would not confim whether the department would be subjected to spending cuts.

“I’m not going to comment on whether there’s a 10 per cent or zero percent out there,” Rickford said.

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